Question about Buick Century
Have an ignition problem. We live where it got to freezing temps and the radiator froze. We undid the hose and got the ice out. We had antifreeze and water..mistake we know. We replaced with full antifreeze and the car turned over for one minute then shut off, now won't restart at all. The battery show good. Even tried to jump it. Nothing happens. All inside lights and ignition bell dings. What could keep it from starting?...Oh and our transmission is slowly going out. We have a 98 Buick Century.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The main problem could be a well known cobalt ignition issue. check all fuses, wires, and connections if you've worked on cars before and call to see if you still have any warranty left. This should be handled by a chevy dealer or chevy trained mechanic...to isolate the issue fast and avoid repeat visits to get er done.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
Yes Ma'am, Have a pressure check done on the coolant system and I'll be willing to bet you have a blown lower intake gasket.. Pls let me know..
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
I would not worry about antifreeze in the transmission. The pressure in the tranny cooler will not let any coolant get in. If it was leaking you would have tranny fluid in the radiator. You may have some freeze plugs that have pushed out or a cracked block or some coolant passage above the transmission. Get it pressure checked
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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If you get power to the small wire on the solenoid, when you turn the key to the starting position, the ignition switch is ok and you may have a bad solenoid and/or starter. Most parts stores can test your starter. Also check the "crank" fuse and ignition fuses.
Posted on May 02, 2010
Check starter relay fuse and fuel pump fuse inside under hood fuse box. Take out those 2 fuses (they are the same size) and bend the 4 tabs outward a little bit, then re-insert. This will help the fuse prongs make contact inside fuse box.
Posted on Jan 02, 2012
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